Vehicle Build & Fabrication Engineer

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Job Sector:
Automotive, Engineering
East Anglia
£25,000 to £32,000 per annum
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This is an opportunity for an ambitious Vehicle Build & Fabrication Engineer to join one of Europe's leading independent technology centres for the design, engineering, test and development of automotive and propulsion systems, and a pioneer of low carbon technologies.

A key member of the Special Vehicles team, this technician role will primarily support the Armoured Vehicle Group who are responsible for all aspects of the conversion of base vehicles to Civilian Armoured Vehicles (CAVs). The technician team focus on the strip, modification and rebuild of vehicles, but also play a key role in working alongside engineering function in the design and development of future armoured vehicle projects.

Roles and responsibilities:

* Fitting mechanical components in line with the guidance provided to the designated quality standard.
* Strip, modification, and rebuild of vehicle components including vehicle trim and glazing.
* Specific skills are required for different build stations, namely:

* Trim – full re-build of vehicle interior.
* Armouring – installation of armouring (including welding).
* Glazing – fitment of specialised glazing to OEM standard.

* Ensure that build sheet discrepancies are fed back appropriately to material control and production control.
* Ensure that all tools and equipment are fit for purpose, including calibration requirements.
* Be responsible for maintaining a working environment in accordance to health and safety standards.
* Adhere to COSHH regulations.
* The post holder will undertake other duties as required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.
* Act in accordance with the behaviours for the company staff at all times.

Person Specification:


* Industry trained with recognised motor vehicle qualifications either NVQ level 2 or City and Guilds preferred.


* Vehicle conversion or body shop experience in mechanical and/or electrical.
* Technician experience in a garage or dealership environment.
* Glazing and electrical abilities desirable.


* Fabrication skills are essential.
* Able to read and understand engineering drawings.
* Able to follow procedures.
* Manual dexterity and ability to use a wide range/variety hand tools.
* Problem solver.
* Flexible and adaptable to new situations.

Personal Behaviours:

* Desire to provide excellent service and produce best in class results.
* Team player.
* Ability to work under pressure.
* An agent for change, establishing, driving and embracing industry best practice.


* Due to environmental test conditions candidate must pass full annual medical
* Flexibility to travel as and when required
* Full UK driving license
* SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
* Willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check

Contact Details:
Tel: 01621 841234
Fax: 01233 645702
Contact: Daniel Woodcock

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